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Tigers’ basketball signups
The Port Richmond Tigers Travel basketball signups are now available. Stop by the Clubhouse, 2423 E. Ann St., from Monday to Friday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Basketball is for ages 7 to 12. Limited space, so act now.
For more details, call Tom Mack at 215–275–8838. ••
BCA annual tree lighting
The Bridesburg Civic Association will hold its fifth annual tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bridesburg Recreation Center, 4601 Richmond St.
The event will include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a performance by Aqua String Band, appearances by Boys and Girls Scouts, a balloon twister, a caricature artist, sponsors in the gym, free hot cocoa and tea and an old-fashioned decorated bus looping around the neighborhood at the beginning and ending of the event.
For more details, visit the Bridesburg Civic Association Facebook page. ••
Operation Santa Claus at St. Anne’s Parish
Operation Santa Claus will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 p.m. to midnight in the St. Anne Social Hall on the second floor, Memphis and Tucker streets.
Admission is $25 and includes soda, food and water. Event is BYOB.
Purchase tickets at the rectory by calling 215–739–4590 or contact Jeannie Post at 215–880–3585. ••
Rockettes Christmas Spectacular trip
St. Peter the Apostle Parish will host a trip to the Rockettes Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Dec. 1.
Cost is $100 and includes gas, tolls, snack, international Christmas market and the show.
Bus leaves from the church, 1019 N. Fifth St., at 7 a.m. and returns at 8 p.m. ••
Holiday craft and vendor fair
Franklin Towne High School Parent Association will host a holiday craft and vendor fair with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Bridesburg Rec Center, 4601 Richmond St.
For more details or a vendor application, call 215–289–5000 and ask for Dee. ••
The Holidays at Greensgrow Farms
The Holidays at Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., will be held on Saturdays, Dec. 1 and 8, and Sundays, Dec. 2 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Shop local, support local artists. Looking for local, handmade gift ideas from some of the neighborhood’s most talented makers and artists? The event will feature a range of crafts and gifts; jewelry, ceramics, woodworking, accessories, green gifts, bath/body, Greensgrow made edible and growing gifts, and lots more.
There are different artists each day of the event.
The farm will be bursting with evergreen swags, holiday trees and more for your winter décor.
Santa will visit on Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. Bring your camera. Live music will include Marion Halliday and Trickster Sister on Dec. 2, from noon to 2 p.m., and Philadelphia Women’s Slavic Ensemble on Dec. 9, from 2 to 3 p.m.
Vendors include Bill The Bloodless, Bob Engel, Brendan’s Rustic Handcrafts, Caitlin Davis Ceramics, Carly and Dave Ceramics, The Dandy Lyon Soap Company, Elegantcrochets, Fifth of a Farm Creations, Fish2Print, Fox & Feline, House on Fire Art, Its Wei, Jayne Ellen Pots, Lotus 8, Mithras Candle, ML Woodworking, Nana’s Hook, Pen and Ink Drawings by Joan and Peter Grimord, Piggyback Treats Company, Simply Hecgardo, Silently Loud and This Urban Cottage.
Brunch and breakfast with Santa
St. Peter the Apostle Parish will host Brunch and Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John Neumann Center, 1039 N. Lawrence St.
Cost is $10 for adults and teens and $6 for children 2 to 12. Tickets are available at the rectory office . ••
Bingo at Post 821
American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will host bingo on Sunday, Dec. 2. Doors open at noon.
Cost is $5 for one card and 50 cents each for extra cards. Refreshments will be sold. ••
FNA zoning meeting
Fishtown Neighbors Association will hold a zoning meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. at the Fishtown Rec Center, 1202 E Montgomery Ave.
There will be voting on three projects including a proposal for a third floor level roof deck at the rear/side of an existing structure at 2221 Memphis St.; a proposal for the legalization of an existing multi-family use in RSA-5 single family district for 162 Richmond St.; a proposal for the use of an existing restaurant/bar and brewery for social entertainment for more than 50 people. Under the zoning code, this proposed use is classified as “night club/private club” and requires a special exception at 1727 N. Front St.
All residents and business owners in Fishtown are eligible to vote. Please bring proof of residence or business ownership. For more details, visit fishtown.org/zoning. ••
Holy Inn going to AC
Holy Innocents Parish is planning a trip to the Tropicana Casino on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
A bus will depart from L Street and Hunting Park Avenue at 9:30 a.m.
The cost is $50. The trip includes $15 in slot cash, a Tropicana buffet and the holiday show Jingle. The bus will depart the Tropicana at 5:30 p.m.
To reserve a seat, call Cindy at 215–535–2740. ••
LOPR fundraising bake sale
The Ladies of Port Richmond will host a fundraising bake sale on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jefferson Hospital, 10th and Chestnut streets.
There will be assorted homemade baked goods and assorted homemade gifts.
Proceeds will benefit breast cancer research, education and finding a cure. ••
St. Anne Christmas Concert
The annual St. Anne Christmas Concert will be held on Friday, Dec. 7, in St. Anne’s upper church, Memphis Street and Lehigh Avenue.
Donations appreciated. ••
Christmas bazaar at St. Michaels’s
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Trenton Avenue and Cumberland Street, will host its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature a “goodie” table including baked goods, Santa’s workshop, a tombola table, raffles, and more. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be available to take photos with children. Bring a camera. Homemade food will also be available for purchase.
A canned good donation for the food pantry and a donation of children’s gloves, mittens, scarves, or hats for the Tree of Warmth are appreciated. ••
Paint party with St. Anne’s Parish
St. Anne’s Parish will host a paint party on Saturday, Dec. 8. Doors open at 6 p.m. Painting begins at 7 pm.
Event is BYOB and BYO snacks. Cost is $35.
Tickets are available through the rectory or by contacting Nellie at 215–634–4665 or Theresa at 215–425–3219. ••
Kids’ penny party at Atonement
Atonement Church, 1542 E Montgomery Ave., will hold a kids’ penny party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Admission is $2 and includes a hot dog and drink. Prizes include new, boxed toys, and the event will feature toys, gifts, food and fun. ••
OLPR Christmas Bazaar
Our Lady of Port Richmond School will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the school hall, 3222 E. Thompson St.
The event will feature vendors, kids’ crafts, games, food, a bake sale, raffles and a visit from Santa. ••
RWTC auditions for spring show
The River Wards Theatre Company will hold auditions for its spring 2019 show “Crazy for You” on Monday, Dec. 10, and Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Monkiewicz Recreation Center, 3201 Richmond St., from 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Please prepare a song in the style of the show or song from the show if you would prefer. Please bring sheet music with you.
The show will take place April 5, 6 and 7. ••
FOCS tree lighting
Friends of Campbell Square will hold its Christmas tree lighting in Campbell Square, Belgrade Street and Allegheny Avenue, on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
There will be visits from Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Elf on the Shelf, and the event will include music, candy canes for children and hot chocolate and cookies for everyone. ••
Dancing with Santa party
St. Anne’s Parish will host “Dancing with Santa” on Saturday, Dec. 15, from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will feature Santa Claus, dinner, dancing and family crafting.
Cost is $7 per adult or $5 per child. Children under 2 years old are free.
Tickets are available by calling the rectory at 215–739–4590 or by contacting Nellie at 215–634–4665 or Theresa at 215–425–3219. ••
Juniata Park Older Adult Center, 1251 E. Sedgley Ave., is seeking new members. Free lunch and CCT rides offered to those who qualify.
The center has exercise classes, art classes, bingo, pool, shuffleboard, ping pong tables, trips and more.
For more details, call 215–685–1490. JPOAC is also doing a Toys for Tots drive until Dec. 14. Donations welcome. ••
Breakfast with Santa at Post 821
American Legion Post 821, 4404 Salmon St., will hold Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, Dec. 16, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, coffee, tea and juice. ••